Good morning in this glorious day of our Lord! A brand new day that God has blessed us to see filled with new mercies and new grace. So riddle me this, why are you worried about yesterday’s troubles, conversations, and mistakes?
My brothers and sisters, Jesus asked in Matthew 6:27 “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”. Worrying about why we didn’t do something, what has happened, and what has yet to occur does nothing but rob of us todays joy! Many of us are guilty of stressing out about a bill that’s due, that we don’t have money for because our car broke down unexpectedly and needed to be repaired, yet we worry, like that will somehow make the money suddenly appear! Think one moment, about the problem that keeps you up and worrying at night, have you lengthened your life because you stayed up worrying? Did the problem disappear because you worried? Did anything positive come from worrying about the issue?
Let’s see what worrying can cause…anxiety, stress, fear, amongst family members, forgetfulness, despair, and much more. I’m sure you’ve seen worrying cause one or several of these negative outcomes in your life! Gods Word clearly says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”-Philippians 4:6 NIV If the Bible, Gods HOLY Word, tells us not to be anxious, why remain in that sin?
God has the power to do any and every thing that He says He can and will do. What He tells YOU He can and will do for YOU-He shall! God says with Him, you will find the fruits of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22) like joy, love, peace, just to name a few! With the strength of Christ, you call do all things (Phil.4:13) so when the devil comes forth, compelling you to worry and stress over things beyond your control, you punch him with a mighty word from your Father! You will NOT worry! You will NOT fret! You will NOT be afraid, for your God is with you ALWAYS! He is your Shepherd Who leads beside still waters, not rocky ones! He restores your soul, he doesn’t trouble it! Remember when Jesus ascended to Heaven, He left Holy Spirit to abide in you. My friends, if you have been saved and you believe Jesus gave His life and rose from the dead, then you believe you have victory over sin and any worry Satan puts in front of you. Be encouraged today and worry not. Instead, rejoice in believing that with God, His Son, and Holy Spirit, you have VICTORY!
Keep fighting the GOOD fight!
Your sister in Christ,